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of health risks, the neighbors are still jittery. there is perhaps rain on the horizon but the city assures them that they are fine for now. they'll be okay. >> we'll keep an eye on that. joe, thank you. >>> and coming up in about 20 minutes, the type of coverage you should have on your car to make sure that your protected from something like this. >> incredible video. >>> for the first time ever an electric car has been named motor trend car of the year and that winner is a bay area product. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez at a tesla dealer in san jose where they are celebrating the model s' honor tonight. >> reporter: exactly right. you have to give the folks at tesla in palo alta and the people who build the cars in fremont a lot of credit. they have produced a world class vehicle that runs on batteries and is electrifying the automotive industry. the 17-inch touchscreen display to the disis a peering door handles, there was buzz about the tesla model s. but when motor trend named it car of the year, it was more. >> it is the equivalent of the academy awards. >> he has reason to be proud. des
and its jobs will be good for the whole city. and that organized labor one of the biggest forces in city politics is behind the deal big time. >> i think it's a big step forward. we still have to take a look at the financial components of the deal. >> reporter: waterfront residents are starting to feel that the deal is moving too fast and more attention needs to be paid about the noise and traffic that 200 coliseum events a year will mean to this neighborhood. >> i understand why they are pushing things so quickly, but a lot of folks in the neighborhood field, let's take a step back. >> reporter: maybe. but for now, the full-court press is on. >> any questions for the mayor? >> reporter: the timing of this, is it coincidence that it happened the same day they start hearings? >> well, it's planned. i mean, i think we're hitting every milestone that we can. >> reporter: and they have milestones to hit and i think we'll hear more announcements like this. by the time this christmas tree gets through city hall, there are going to be a lot of ornaments on it. >> yeah. >> reporter: what they ar
in san jose could have unintended consequences. not everyone is happy about more pay for the city's lowesterners. lynn? >> reporter: for the last few months we've been hearing from the backers of the minimum wage law this is the right thing to do for workers that $8 is not enough to live on in silicon valley but we spoke to workers today who said they would be financially hurt, not helped, by the affects of measure d. as a min women wage worker, this man will get an instant raise when measure d. takes effect next year. but he's not happy about it. >> i vote no for this. because i'm an american citizen now. >> ally, who can double his wages on tips, said measure d. will hurt him on the long run. >> $2 not helping me. you go back, i was working 40 hours and now the boss will cut my hours, cut more people and unemployment will be high. >> reporter: it is what the business community calls the unintended consequences of the new minimum wage law. >> they plan to raise prices on the menu, cut hours, lay off some employees. >> nick said he and his partners figured out what their new payro
of the sociology department of san jose state, to increase pay for the city's lowest level workers striking a chord with students, who volunteered hours to organize and gather signatures needed to put it on the ballot. >> to go so far, we have the truth, and the truth was this: you can't live on $8 an hour in silicon valley. >> san jose voted with its heart not its head. >> reporter: the measure was opposed by the chamber of commerce who called it bad for business, bad for the city. >> it's not phased in. it doesn't exempt tip earners at restaurants. it doesn't exempt small businesses. it doesn't exempt non-profits. there are going to be a lot of implications. >> reporter: this pizza place downtown is expecting a financial hit. >> i make minimum wage so it will affect me. i have mixed feels. >> reporter: the owner doesn't plan to cut hours or lay off workers. >> probably there will be some price increases, you know, across the board different menu items try to spread it out evenly. >> reporter: for student organizers who every day walk by campus monuments to san jose historical figures who took a
almost $1 billion worth of new projects waiting in the wings, the city wants to stamp out new building permits in a matter of months, not years. >> there's no question that time costs money for an awful lot of these folks. >> reporter: projects coming online include three million new square meet of office and r and d spails more than 800,000 residential units and 600,000 square feet of new retail space. it could create thousands of construction and permanent jobs and add $9 million to city coffers in tax revenues. >> we want to move quickly while the iron is hot because we know they can get cold very quickly and we have seen that twice already in the last decade. >> reporter: the collaboration with san jose for some of his company's success has created 60 new well paying jobs with plans for more and sparked the return of world class manufacturing back to silicon valley. >> they supported us in finding the right facility, get the permits in place in a timely fashion to meet milestones for investors and really achieve the success that we have had in a relatively short period of
the neighborhood meeting last night where they invited city leaders and the police chief. >> $100 per home times 10,000 homes is a million dollars. >> reporter: this woman with the oakmore neighborhood association doesn't want to be identified fearing burglars would target her home. she says her association and other neighborhoods up here are in talks with property owners to find a place to open a new police substation in the montclair district. >> i think that if everybody pulls together that it's a very doable thing. >> before they can move forward with this idea, they need the approval from the mayor and the police chief. they say the mayor has not responded back to them. both the mayor and the police chief tell me they are not ready to comment on this at this time. in oakland, i'm da lin, cbs 5. >>> two east palo alto women are in custody suspected of committing more than a dozen home burglaries in the bay area. police arrested them last week in los altos. today officers showed us some of the loot they found in the women's car. police believe they are behind 15 residential bliss since june in s
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